songanddancegirl

"It's about words, and words are all I have…"

WORD

WHEN I USE A WORD IT MEANS JUST WHAT I CHOOSE IT TO MEAN

NEITHER MORE NOR LESS  (*Humpty Dumpty  Alice in Wonderland)

I thought that I might like to be the Writer in Residence at

Al Purdy’s place  in Ameliasburgh  Prince Edward County

Past tense   All of those un-poemed words floating around

+Eurithe’s un-moaned moans   Ditto Al’s jism on the wall

 

Now they will never accept my application  though Al would

applaud the word jism  He was not one to shy away from the

vernacular  “This poetry is the voice of the Canadian vernacular” 

If you say so Margaret Atwood   But who you calling  King of the

Vernacular  Peg?   Queen of Dystopia  High+Mighty

 

Al Purdy+Charles Bukowski enjoyed a correspondence filled with

vomitous pith   Sometimes one must kneel astride the porcelain

in order to kiss the sky

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And you  you bitch  no irritating questions re love and permanence

Only an unrolling lifetime here between your rocking thighs

 (Al Purdy  Song of The Impermanent Husband)

 

I don’t know of any good living poets. But there’s this tough son of a bitch

up in Canada that walks the line.  (Bukowski on Purdy)

 

 

Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

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